mortal

mortal
[14] Mortal goes back ultimately to the Indo-European base *mor-, *mr- ‘die’ (source also of English murder). From it were descended the Latin words mortuus ‘dead’ (source of English mortuary [14] and the 19th-century American coinage mortician) and mors ‘death’. The adjectival derivative of mors was mortālis, which reached English via Old French mortal, mortel. Also based on mors was the late Latin verb mortificāre ‘kill’, hence metaphorically ‘subdue desires’, from which English gets mortify [14]. => MORTGAGE, MORTIFY, MORTUARY, MURDER

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • Mortal — Mor tal, a. [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis, death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder. See {Murder}, and cf. {Filemot}, {Mere} a lake, {Mortgage}.] 1. Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal. [1913 Webster] 2. Destructive …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mortal — MORTÁL, Ă, mortali, e, adj. L Care provoacă moartea, aducător de moarte; ucigător. ♢ Salt mortal = figură acrobatică foarte periculoasă, constând dintr o mişcare de rotire totală a corpului în aer. 2. Specific unui mort (II), ca de mort. 3.… …   Dicționar Român

  • mortal — adjetivo 1. Que está sujeto a la muerte: Todos los seres vivos son mortales. 2. Que produce o puede producir la muerte: Estas heridas suelen ser mortales. enfermedad mortal. 3. Que tiene alguna propiedad de los muertos: rigidez mortal. María… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • mortal — (Del lat. mortālis). 1. adj. Que ha de morir o está sujeto a la muerte. 2. Que ocasiona o puede ocasionar muerte espiritual o corporal. 3. Dicho de una pasión: Que mueve a desear la muerte de alguien. Odio, enemistad mortal. 4. Que tiene o está… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • mortal — [môrt′ l] adj. [OFr < L mortalis < mors (gen. mortis), death, akin to mori, to die < IE base * mer , to die, be worn out > MURDER, Sans marati, (he) dies] 1. that must eventually die [all mortal beings] 2. of a human being considered… …   English World dictionary

  • mortal — adj. med. Que causa la muerte. También se denomina letal. Medical Dictionary. 2011. mortal 1. con …   Diccionario médico

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  • mortal — [adj1] deadly bitter, death dealing, deathly, destructive, dire, ending, extreme, fatal, grave, great, grievous, grim, intense, killing, last, lethal, malignant, merciless, monstrous, mortiferous, murderous, noxious, pestilent, pestilential,… …   New thesaurus

  • mortal — index character (an individual), conscious (awake), deadly, ephemeral, lethal, live (conscious), per …   Law dictionary

  • mortal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) subject to death. 2) causing death. 3) (of fear, pain, etc.) intense. 4) (of conflict or an enemy) lasting until death; never to be reconciled. 5) without exception; imaginable: every mortal thing. 6) Christian Theology (of a sin)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Mortal — Mor tal, n. A being subject to death; a human being; man. Warn poor mortals left behind. Tickell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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